Toby falls prey to a practical joke by the rest of the staff, after which everyone but Leo takes off for the debate in San Diego. Sam makes a side trip to Newport Beach to explain to the congressional campaign manager of the late Horton Wilde why the campaign has to fold even though Wilde is still on the ballot; what Sam doesn't expect is a stalwart named Will Bailey who, determined to keep the ideas of the campaign alive, continues to hold campaign events and do door-to-door canvassing. In San Diego, a nervous w.w. staff readies itself to spin for the president, but when Bartlet and Richie go head to head in a unique debate format, Bartlet tears Richie apart on states' rights, education, taxes, etc., by being precisely the intellectual snob everyone had accused him of being and using it to his own advantage. Back in DC, Leo and Jordon Kendall meet with the Qu'mari ambassador to the U.N., and Leo warns Qu'mar to back off its campaign to charge Israel with the assassination of Defense ...
Did You Know?
During the first "two-minute session" with the President (Martin Sheen
), Toby (Richard Schiff
) asks a question remarkably similar to a real world event concerning Democratic Presidential Candidate Michael Dukakis
. Dukakis was asked if he would support the death penalty in the event that his wife were raped and murdered; he responded almost identically to the President's faux answer. The response from the public was exactly as Toby said it was: Inhuman. See more
There is no San Antonio class LPD named USS Austin. The San Antonio class amphibious transport dock replaces the older Austin class, with its lead ship USS Austin (LPD-4) serving until 2006, when the USS San Antonio (LPD-17) was commissioned. See more
[Will's first line
It's good to see you - I'll be with you in just a second. Darren and Sharon, where are you? All right, this is good, but don't ever use the words "waiting period."
References 12 Angry Men
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